Living out of suitcases: What happens when a player is transferred to or from the minors

Nothing is more exciting for a prospect or marginal NHL player than being called up from the minors. No more stank busses, no more depressing, tiny old rinks — now you’re in the show. Conversely, being sent down would be super depressing. Whichever way a player goes, his life is going to be turned upside down for a period of time. That’s why teams are required under the collective bargaining agreement to, you know, pitch in a little. Here’s what happens:

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